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‘Corporate Courts’ still alive, EC rejects demands of people and UN

12 November 2015 - 2:15pm

The European Commission’s proposal for an ‘Investment Court System' is not an alternative system to investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) – it is simply a new version of ISDS. Nobody will be fooled by this cosmetic reform.

Palestinians Boycott Boris

11 November 2015 - 2:15pm

Is it any wonder Palestinians in the West Bank have denied Boris Johnson a platform, when he continues to deny the brutality of Israeli Apartheid and the global movement for Palestinian rights.

Boris Johnson's attack on BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions)

9 November 2015 - 5:30pm

Instead of whitewashing Israel’s crimes against the Palestinian people, Mr Johnson should be using his trip to urge Israel to abide by international law.

LuxLeaks One Year On: Time to Blow the Whistle on Tax Dodgers

4 November 2015 - 12:00am

While the whistleblowers face prison, tax dodgers continue to laugh all the way to the bank. The global tax system remains firmly rigged in favour of big business.

Court bins injunction banning protests at drones factory

27 October 2015 - 2:00pm

The Birmingham High Court today threw out an injuction banning protests at a drones factory in Shenstone.

TTIP talks in trouble, no end in sight

23 October 2015 - 5:15pm

TTIP may not be completed by the end of the Obama presidency, business and European Commission sources revealed during negotiations in Miami this week.

Corporate tax dodging costs Zambia $3 billion a year

21 October 2015 - 12:00am

Zambia is losing $3 billion a year from corporate tax dodging according to a new report launched by War on Want. The sum is equivalent to nearly twice Zambia’s spending on health and education. It's time George Osborne investigated the UK companies at the heart of this global extortion racket.

Colombian trade unionist confronts BP at British Museum

12 October 2015 - 12:00pm

War on Want join forces with theatrical group ‘BP or not BP?’ in protest at the British Museum’s sponsorship deal with BP and the oil giant’s alleged involvement in human rights abuses in Colombia.

Free trade deals set to ravage Europe’s public services

11 October 2015 - 8:15pm

Public services in the EU are under threat from trade agreements that could endanger citizens’ rights to basic services like water, health and energy for the sake of corporate profits, according to a new report released today by an international group of NGOs and trade unions.

Three million people across Europe demand end to secret trade deals

7 October 2015 - 12:15am

A 3 million signature petition against TTIP, the EU-US trade deal, is being handed in to the European Commission in London and Brussels today.

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